Riders Compete on August 1, 2009 at Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, CA
LOS ANGELES, CA – (July 27, 2009)-Foremost Racing team members Mark Burkhart, Tarah Gieger and Justin Brayton will storm the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles on August 1, 2009 to compete in X Games 15. Gieger will be defending her 2008 X Games Women’s Moto X Gold medal, while Mark Burkhart sets his sights on reclaiming his 2007 SuperMoto Gold after a series of crashes removed him from last year’s race. Brayton will be hunting for his first X Games medal coming off of a strong 2009 AMA Supercross season.
“We’ve been pleased with the results of the Foremost Racing program, which sponsors extremely talented racers such as Mark, Tarah and Justin,” says Randy Slotten, director, Foremost Independent Agent Direct Marketing. “It’s part of our plan at Foremost to see all the riders we sponsor competing at the highest levels in major competitions such as the X Games. We are especially interested in the X Games given the incredible coverage and the amount of people who watch and follow the event.”
Whether they ride on the road or off-road, Foremost has coverages that are important to motorcycle enthusiasts for their bikes and other powersport equipment. “In addition we provide coverage for helmets, safety apparel, transport trailers, towing and trip interruption expenses.” Slottin said.
Foremost Insurance is the proud sponsor of a number of professional motorcycle race teams, riders and events, including the Foremost Insurance Pegram Ducati Superbike Team, Monster Energy Burkhart HMC Racing Supermoto Team, Foremost Insurance Jim Neese Racing Arenacross Team, X Games Gold winner Tarah Gieger, supercross racer Justin Brayton and GNCC racer Josh Strang. Foremost is also the official insurance for the Suzuki Big Kahuna Superbike Nationals.
About Tarah Gieger
Tarah Gieger is the 2008 X Games Gold winner in women’s motocross. She also won the prestigious Loretta Lynn’s Championship in 2004 and 2006. Tarah competes in the Women’s Motocross Association events and is always a top finisher. She is an avid surfer and also competes in surfing competitions.
About Mark Burkhart
Mark Burkhart’s achievements include the 2008 Navy Moto X Games World Championships Gold, the 2007 X Games Gold, 2007 AMA Supermoto Championship, 2006 X Games Silver and 2005 AMA Supermoto Lites Championship. Mark owns and races for the Monster Energy Burkhart Racing Supermoto Team. His team competes in the XTRM AMA Supermoto series. Mark also teaches supermoto schools. His hobbies include golf, basketball, motocross and cycling.
About Justin Brayton
In 2009, Justin Brayton competed in the Supercross Lites West class where he finished 4th overall in the series. Brayton races for the Muscle Milk MDK KTM race team and competes in the Supercross Series and the Outdoor Motocross Series. In the 2002 – 2003 Arenacross Series he was named Rookie of the Year. Justin started racing professional motocross at 18 and built a name for himself racing Arenacross
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